I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for The Calling Wines. I received a product sample and promotional item as a thank you for participating.
We have had a busy couple of weeks here. In the past 2 weeks, I have only spent 4 days at home. I have been driving, flying, camping, spending nights in hotels, visiting museums and attractions, and attending press events. Stay tuned for posts with lots of photos on our adventures.
One of the best things about getting back home is having the chance to just sit back and relax. Once the clothes are washed and suitcases are away, you can start to get back to a sense of normalcy. After we finally get the kids into bed, we like to pour a glass of wine, kick up our heels, and just give in to the exhaustion.
This time around, we uncorked a bottle of The Calling‘s Russian River Pinot Noir. We loved the mouthfeel, the acidity, the spice, and the lovely note of cherry. Most of all, though, I loved reading the story behind this wine and it’s name.
Emmy Award winning sports commentator Jim Nantz and wine industry entrepreneur Peter Deutsch met randomly at dinner one evening and found that they both found success by following their callings in life. Together, they had found a new calling, producing these quality wines.
It got me thinking more about my own calling. When I am out taking on all of these assignments, I certainly find a calling in photography and storytelling. However, with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I definitely have to remember that my ultimate calling is as a father. Whatever direction my career may take, I can’t help but see it through the lens of fatherhood.
This weekend, we will spend Father’s Day at home. I’ll hug my kids, we’ll cook dinner together, I’ll open up the homemade cards and smile wildly as they point out each of the little drawings that they have created. At the end of the day, I’ll take a seat on the couch, grab a glass of wine, and be happy that I am fulfilling my calling.
What is your calling? Is it something that you live out daily? How did you come to know your calling? Leave us a comment and share your story.